Lesson: Days to Remember
To provide clarification of the past of to be in the context of days to remember/positive past experiences.
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about amazing days in the context of days to remember/positive past experiences.
Procedure (43-55 minutes)
Will show set of images related to readings to set context, engage students, and to personalize the material. • Show Image 1: Beatles concert o Ask: What is happening here? A concert. o Ask: Who is the band? The Beatles. o Ask: At a concert, we can stand up or we can…? Sit in seats. Drill "seats." • Show Image 2: Sydney NYE fireworks o Ask: Where is this photo from? Sydney. o Ask: What can we see in the photo? Fireworks. Drill "fireworks." o Ask: What day do we normally see fireworks? New Year’s Eve. Drill "New Year's Eve." • Show Image 3: World Cup match o Ask: What is happening here? A soccer match. Drill "match." o Ask: Where do we have soccer matches? A stadium. Drill "stadium." • Ask to discuss with a partner - For the perfect day, which do you prefer? (A concert, fireworks, a soccer match). - 1 min o Brief WC FB
(Skipping reading for gist and using text instead to immediately draw attention to TL). • Read stories from three people about their amazing days and choose the correct words in the sentences from #2 regarding details from the text. - 5-7 mins • Students check answers w/ a partner. - 1 min • WC FB (only if I see/hear wrong answers while monitoring during peer checking)
• Meaning o Show 4 marker sentences using past of to be from text. Ask for each - Is this in the past or the present? Past. • Form (#3) o In pairs, fill in the gaps in the chart with the correct form of the verb. - 4 mins o WC FB – give cut-out of each word (was, wasn't, were, weren't) to each group – put up on board into table copied from handout - 1 min • Note to students: wasn’t, weren’t → contracted for speaking and writing • Note: blue pen → was (I, he/she/it), red pen → were (you, we, they) • CCQ: We use was (circled in blue), for which pronouns? • Pronunciation o Show all 4 sentences sentences, practice pronunciation of each - drill chorally and individually o CCQ: Listen, do we stress was? No. • Note: don’t usually stress was, were – usually stress wasn’t, weren’t
Controlled Practice (#5) • Choose the correct conjugation of the verb. • In pairs, check each other’s. WC FB* (only if confusion seen while monitoring peer checking)
• Write about an amazing day you had. Provide the following questions to facilitate writing/generate ideas: o When was it? o Where was it? o Who were you with? o Why was it special? • Provide personal example.
Free-Practice: give stickies to put on back of papers, each student posts their paper on the wall, rotate, reading each other's stories.